Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope

Short for American National Standards Institute, ANSI was founded in 1918, and today is a voluntary organization composed of over 1,300 members that establish standards for the computer industry. Below is a listing of related ANSI documents and their associated standards.


It's common for new computer users to confuse ANSI with ASCII.

How do you pronounce ANSI?

ANSI is pronounced as an-see.

Related pages

Computer acronyms, IEEE, INCITS, NSSN